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clear. >> barry keenan may have been down and out but his good friend dean torrens was flush with cash. he and his friend had a hit with their song surf city. he approached torrens with his new business plan. >> i told him not to say anything until i had finished my presentation. >> it was here underneath the statue of tommy trojan on the campus of the university of southern, california where dean torrens was a student studying graphics where they would meet to discuss the bizarre plan to make some fast cash. >> we had done business deals together and this was in my mind another are opportunity. >> did he tell you he thought you were crazy? >> yes. >> and what did you say? >> i said i'm crazy but why don't you you loan me $500 and i won't bother you and let you get back to it your class. >> and gave you more than one check throughout this whole time? >> he gave me three or four. >> keenan used the money to hire help with the kidnapping plan. the first call went to his mother's ex-boyfriend a 42-year-old house painter named john irwin. >> he had fallen on hard times when i was making a
-day nightmare crossing paths with an unemployed stockbroker named barry keenan. down on his luck he calculated he needed 240,000 dollars. in today's money around 1.7 million to get his once thriving career back on track. >> i was trying to think of anything, kidnapping came up. >> kidnapping. in keenan's twisted mind it made perfect sense to grab a celebrity's kid and hold them for ransom. they would have the means to pay big bucks to get their child back and keenan believed he would pay back the ransom money with interest. >> in your head it was going to be a bay pack loan. >> i made a school list bob hope, tony hope and mitch um and i finally settled on frank sinatra junior. >> the son of blue eyes was attempting to forge his own career and recently began singing with the tommy dorsey orchestra. >> he sang all of his dads songs. >> fox played trumpet with the orchestra. fox files tracked him down to his home in maine. >> he just wanted to be like him. >> what made the younger sinatra such an appealing target for keenan? >> because he was slight of build so if he tried to run we could contain
medication. i was already an alcoholic. and so my thinking was not very clear. >> barry keenan may have been down and out but his good friend dean torrens was flush with cash. he and his friend had a hit with their song surf city. he approached torrens with his new business plan. >> i told him not to say anything until i had finished my presentation. >> it was here underneath the statue of tommy trojan on the campus of the university of southern, california where dean torrens was a student studying graphics where they would meet to discuss the bizarre plan to make some fast cash. >> we had done business deals together and this was in my mind another are opportunity. >> did he tell you he thought you were crazy? >> yes. >> and what did you say? >> i said i'm crazy but why don't you you loan me $500 and i won't bother you and let you get back to it your class. >> and gave you more than one check throughout this whole time? >> he gave me three or four. >> keenan used the money to hire help with the kidnapping plan. the first call went to his mother's ex-boyfriend a 42-year-old house painter nam
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